Tag: Ethics

A Response to Denhollander on the Atlanta Shootings

Rachael Denhollander recently released an opinion piece in the Washington Post in response to the unfortunate events in Atlanta, Georgia which left six woman dead. The alleged murderer, Robert Aaron Long, is a 21 year old man whose membership in a local conservative Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church has attracted national attention. Of course it isn’t just his church affiliation which has garnered the attention of sexual abuse victim advocates such as Denhollander, but the teachings of his church which holds to a belief of sexual abstinence outside of marriage. This wasn’t an unsolicited targeting of his church’s beliefs, Robert Long specifically indicated to police that his motive was to “eliminate temptation” presumably sexual temptation.

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